Municipal and school district elections in Burnet, Llano counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While not as “glamorous” as the major party primaries or the November gubernatorial election, local municipal and school district elections affect residents’ daily lives from property taxes to zoning ordinances. (more…)

Johnson City Lights Spectacular’s future is dim without new volunteers, funding

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO JOHNSON CITY — It’s hard to believe, but there’s a chance Johnson City will be turning off Lights Spectacular, the event that celebrates the holiday season from late November through New Year’s Day. (more…)

Officials: Before you light fireworks on San Jacinto Day, pay heed to dry conditions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Since state lawmakers added more days to the calendar for fireworks sales and use, the upcoming San Jacinto Day celebration April 21 has some public safety officials concerned about careless revelers. (more…)

Faith Academy girls tennis team wins seventh state title in 14 years

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO WACO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls tennis squad is once again the state champion. The Lady Flames captured the program’s seventh state title in 14 years on April 18, earning 20.5 points at the tournament. The school is hosing a celebration at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at […]

Burnet County officials propose reuse and recycle center on 9 acres donated by city

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — City and county officials have agreed to a land donation to jumpstart a proposed regional reuse and recycling facility for household hazardous waste. Burnet City Council approved the donation to Burnet County of a 9-acre tract of land on RR 963, adjacent to the existing trash transfer station, to […]

Man survives fire that destroyed Granite Shoals house on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A fire that destroyed a home on Lake LBJ and injured a man might have been an accident, according to a preliminary assessment by fire officials April 17. The blaze happened at about 4 p.m. April 14 at the two-story home in the 500 block of North Shorewood. (more…)

Your grandchild needs bail money and other scams; preventative program April 26

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MEADOWLAKES — “Hello, Grandma. This is your granddaughter, and I’ve been arrested,” says the voice on the phone. “Please don’t call my mom and dad. They’d be so mad. But can you send me $1,000 for my bail?” (more…)

Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two women in their 70s were sent to an emergency room April 17 with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash at the entryway of a roadside park on RR 1431 West, officials said. (more…)

Your grandchild needs bail money and other scams; preventative program April 26

18 April 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MEADOWLAKES — “Hello, Grandma. This is your granddaughter, and I’ve been arrested,” says the voice on the phone. “Please don’t call my mom and dad. They’d be so mad. But can you send me $1,000 for my bail?” (more…)

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Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

Crews transport two women to ER after crash on RR 1431

17 April 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Two women in their 70s were sent to an emergency room April 17 with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash at the entryway of a roadside park on RR 1431 West, officials said. (more…)

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Llano throwers out-heave competition at district meet; Burnet athletes also advance

Llano throwers out-heave competition at district meet; Burnet athletes also advance

17 April 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet and Llano high school distance runners, hurdlers, and throwers highlighted the District 19-4A track-and-field meet April 11-12 at Bulldog Field. However, the Yellow Jacket throwers really stood out. (more…)

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Robert Wayne Corporon was sentenced to 27 years in prison on April 12 in a sexual abuse of a child case.

Kingsland man receives 27-year sentence in child sexual abuse case

17 April 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A jury on April 12 found a Kingsland man guilty of two counts of indecency with a child and gave him a combined sentence of 27 years in prison, according to a media release by the 33rd/424th Judicial District. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior midfielder Rudy Guevara (2) runs over to congratulate junior forward Isek Munoz (12) after Munoz scored the go-ahead goal for the Mustangs to give them a 2-1 lead in first half of the regional quarterfinal contest against Dripping Springs on April 6. Marble Falls won 5-2. Joining in the celebration were senior midfielder Christian Ammons (23), senior forward Cristian Santibanez, and senior midfielder Fortino Tinajera (15). Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer had a season of firsts for program

16 April 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A 6-0 loss to Pharr Valley View in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal April 13 doesn’t diminish the success of the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team’s 2018 season. (more…)

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On April 13, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for Burnet, Travis, and Williamson counties due to drought conditions. Before a brush or wildfire strikes, fire officials urge people to take an assessment of their property and create a ‘defensible space’ around their home and buildings. In March, the Texas A&M Forest Service, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, and Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department created a ‘model’ defensible space at the Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive. Go to texasforestservice.tamu.edu or firewise.org for more information on how to protect homes and structures. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Texas governor issues disaster declaration in Burnet County due to drought

16 April 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A combination of high winds and lack of rain prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to issue a disaster declaration for Burnet, Travis, and Williamson counties. “These drought conditions pose an imminent threat to public health, property, and the economy,” stated a media release from the governor’s office. He issued the declaration […]

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18-wheeler collision on Texas 29 yields traffic alert during busy weekend

18-wheeler collision on Texas 29 yields traffic alert during busy weekend

13 April 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Llano County man is in serious condition after his pickup truck crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler on Texas 29 on April 13, prompting authorities to issue a traffic alert as Burnet Bluebonnet Festival weekend gets underway. (more…)

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Officials say fluctuation in temperatures on Lake LBJ are to blame for a temporary bad smell and taste of the tap water in Kingsland.

Kingsland tap water leaves bad taste in residents’ mouths

12 April 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY KINGSLAND — Residents have noticed a bad odor and taste in the water flowing from their faucets the past couple of days, so Kingsland Water Supply Corp. officials launched protocols to ensure water quality and remedy the pungent problem. (more…)

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